A petition has recently started circulating, asking people to sign for Amber Heard to be removed from the upcoming DC Comic movie Aquaman 2. Over the past year, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have been embroiled in a legal battle. British newspaper The Sun called Johnny Depp ‘a wife-beater’. Depp lost the legal battle, while the actor has also been asked to resign from his upcoming role in Fantastic Beasts 3. As Depp has had to resign from his franchise, people are now calling for Heard to do the same…
The Change.org Petition states this:
“Amber Heard has been exposed as a domestic abuser by Johnny Depp. In his $50 million lawsuit, Johnny Depp describes many incidents of domestic abuse that he suffered at the hands of his (then) wife Amber Heard, including one incident where she punched him twice in the face and another where she shattered his finger with a vodka bottle, and his finger had to be surgically reattached. He will bear the scar from that for the rest of his life“.
Last month it was reported that Amber Heard’s role as Mera in Aquaman 2 would be reduced due to the domestic violence allegations. There has been no news on the future of Heard’s role in the movie. But with the petition growing by a million signatures overnight, the actress may be removed altogether.
News outlets also went crazy over the news that although Johnny Depp has left Fantastic Beasts 3, he will still be receiving his full salary for the film. That is despite only shooting one scene. Mads Mikkelsen has been tipped to be Depp’s replacement in the fantasy series. And many who have signed the petition have already suggested their favorite Mera replacements. Emilia Clarke is currently the favorite to take over the role. The petition suggests that because Heard has attempted to ‘ruin Depp in Hollywood’, the same punishment should apply to Heard. This is one fight that isn’t going to end anytime soon.